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Most Recent Offshore Oil Rigs & Vessels

N’Goma FPSO sails for block 15/06 offshore Angola

The newly named N’Goma FPSO, which arrived just over a month ago in Angola, has now sailed for the Eni-operated offshore block 15/06, where mooring operations by the SBM Installer vessel will take place. OPS will operate the N’Goma FPSO.

 

Tullow finds no pay in PL 507 in North Sea

Tullow Oil plc did not encounter hydrocarbons in the Lupus exploratory well, 31/10-1, in the North Sea.

Petrobras sets new presalt production records in June

In June, Petrobras's presalt production in the Santos and Campos basins increased 6.7% from May, with a volume of 477,000 b/d, setting another monthly record.

Sembawang Shipyard to convert Kaombo deepwater floaters

Saipem France has contracted Sembawang Shipyard to convert two VLCCs to turret-moored FPSOs for the Total-operated Kaombo project, 150 km (93 mi) offshore Angola.

Pemex charters Stanford platform supply vessel

Stanford Marine was won a three-year contract for its platform supply vessel (PSV) Stanford Bateleur from Mexiship in Mexico.

Kongsberg handling system chosen for newbuild vessels in China and Korea

Kongsberg Maritime’s “Full Picture” solution has been selected by Chinese and Korean shipbuilders for 13 advanced newbuild offshore vessels with a total value of 330 million NOK ($53 million).

Asian shipyards expanding to meet vessel demand for the next decade

Globally, the pace of deepwater drilling activity is expected to slow down slightly in the next 18 to 24 months, thanks to project delays and cost savings measures among operators. And while this has created a slight overcapacity of deepwater drilling rigs in the market, this does not mean that shipyards are stagnant. On the contrary, many yards in the Asia/Pacifc region are staying quite busy in anticipation of the upswing in exploratory drilling in late 2016 and beyond.

Design review keeps DP operations safe and efficient

Dynamic positioning is a system that automatically keeps a vessel on a given position and heading by using the vessel thrusters and propellers. Today such systems are extremely accurate and applied by a wide range of vessels due to their many advantages. In the design of modern DP vessels, advanced technologies are being introduced to produce more fexible designs that are able to carry out effcient and environmentally friendly operations.

2014 Worldwide MODU construction/new order survey

Get the latest detailed and comprehensive listing of the worldwide mobile offshore drilling units under construction.

Offshore rig building boom continues

Despite growing concerns about a possible offshore drilling rig oversupply scenario, owners continue to place shipyard orders to build more jackups, semisubmersibles, drillships, and tender-assisted rigs. Since last year's update, 103 additional rigs have been ordered. By far, the most new orders have been for jackups, which accounted for 77 of the total. Drillships were next with 18 new orders, followed by six semis and two tender-assisted rigs.

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